Tourists reach the mountain's southern flank on the local highway which crosses from Wondong-myeon in Yangsan to Samnangjin-eup in Miryang. There are numerous waterfalls on Cheontaesan. These include the Ungyeon waterfall, which lies on the southern flank just below the Cheontaeho reservoir. The Cheontaesa Buddhist temple is also located on the southern flank.
The name "Cheontaesan" comes from the Cheontae Buddhist order, which was established here in the 7th century.